Monday, August 12, 2013
Reykjavik Pride Festivities 2013
We also partnered with the organizers of Reykjavik Pride to screen two films. At the beginning of the festivities, we screened “Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin.” At the final event on Sunday, we screened “Edie and Thea: A Very Long Engagement,” a moving story about a couple’s long struggle. One of the stars of this film, Edie Windsor, launched a lawsuit that led to the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act. The directors of this film, Susan Muska and Gréta Olafsdóttir participated in the screening and a discussion afterwards. It was a full week that put on display the values shared by Icelanders and Americans and a demonstration of what our partnership can accomplish.